Mental Fortitude: Another Take



In my previous video, I broached the topic of mental fortitude, stressing its importance and manifoldness. Mental fortitude, in other words, is not just one thing but is something that is comprised of different elements. Here I advance the discussion by offering some important qualifications.

EPISODE SECTIONS
00:05 – AJ Updates
06:36 – “The Social Dilemma” Documentary
10:29 – On Three Virtues in John Climacus
16:44 – Start of Episode Theme
21:21 – Mental Fortitude is About “Ordinary” People
24:02 – The Special “Location” of Each Individual
26:54 – Gradations of Mental Fortitude
29:30 – Areas of Strength and Weakness
32:11 – When Aspects of Mental Fortitude Clash
34:10 – Mental Fortitude as Ideology
37:26 – The Problem of Universal Solutions

REFERENCES AND BACKGROUND MATERIAL
Lane, “Backpacking with the Saints”:
Climacus, “The Ladder of Ascent”:
Diviney, “The Attributes”:
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AJ Blog Post, “Mental Toughness: Adding some Precision”:
AJ Blog Post, “The Therapeutic Power of Stoic Techniques”:
AJ Blog Post, “D. Brunner, My Role Model”:

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Hi, I am Ante Jeroncic, and on this channel, I explore the overlapping spaces where philosophy, wisdom traditions, spirituality, and self-development literature meet on the question of flourishing life. More than a theoretical exercise, I see this endeavor as a personal quest, haltingly as it might be, to “live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life” (Thoreau).

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